Thursday July 18, 2019
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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


URTU Legal Helpline
5/2/2019
We have received occasional calls from members which indicate that they are unfamiliar with how the Legal Helpline operates.

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Increase in the National Living Wage
1/2/2019
The National Living Wage (NLW), the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1 April 2019, from £7.83 to £8.21.

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Workers' Memorial Day
25/1/2019
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic ‘accidents'.

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Smart Tachographs due in June
18/1/2019
From June 15, 2019, newly registered or newly equipped vehicles over 3.5 metric tons that are used for commercial purposes must be fitted with a new-generation digital ‘smart' tachograph.

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Confidence in the Workplace Workshop
11/1/2019
Today, URTU Learning ran its first ever workshop in Wales when it held a ‘Confidence in the Workplace' workshop at the Lysaght Centre in Newport.

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URTU Personal Injury Awards Exceed one million pounds
20/12/2018
In just the first eleven months of 2018 your Union, through its Personal Injury Solicitors, has achieved settlements on behalf of URTU members totalling more than £1 million.

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Updated Department for Transport Guidance
18/12/2018
The Department for Transport has released the latest version of guidance on the drivers' hours and working time rules and how to deal with emergency and urgent situations; including advice on how and when to request a temporary relaxation of the rules.

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Calculating the minimum wage guidance
3/12/2018


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Arrest of labour activists in Iran
3/12/2018
The Iranian regime, furious and aggravated by the strike and demonstrations of courageous workers of the Haft Tappeh sugar cane mill, have arrested Ali Nejati, former president of the Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers' union

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Updates to URTU Rule Book
22/11/2018
A number of new Rules were passed by the delegates to the meeting. You can view the updates at Updates to URTU Rule Book

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